Petition Closed
Petitioning The Connecticut state government and 9 others
This petition will be delivered to:
The Connecticut state government
Representative
Joe Courtney
Senator
Chris Murphy
Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Governor
Dannel Malloy
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Connecticut State House
Connecticut State Senate
Connecticut Governor

The Connecticut state government: Fishers Island, NY should be part of Connecticut again!

Fishers Island was at one time part of Connecticut. In 1879, it became recognized as part of New York, despite its proximity to Connecticut, and Connecticut's claims to the island that date back to John Winthrop, Jr. in the 1600s, as stated in colony's Charter. Fishers Island has many more connections to Connecticut than it does to New York.


Letter to
The Connecticut state government
Representative Joe Courtney
Senator Chris Murphy
and 7 others
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Governor Dannel Malloy
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Connecticut State House
Connecticut State Senate
Connecticut Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Connecticut state government..

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I want Fishers Island, NY to be part of Connecticut again.


Fishers Island was at one time part of the State of Connecticut. In 1879, despite its proximity to Connecticut, and Connecticut's claims to the island that date back to John Winthrop, Jr. in the 1600s, as stated in colony's Charter, the island became recognized as part of New York. Fishers Island has many more connections to Connecticut than it does to New York. Research Fishers Island more and you will come to the same conclusion.


Adding Fishers Island to Connecticut will not only increase the geographical size of the third smallest state, but it will also help the state financially. More than 20 % of the residents of Fishers Island have incomes over $100,000. There are many multiple-million dollar homes on the island as well. The revenue Connecticut would receive from the property taxes alone is substantial.

Please sign this petition!
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Sincerely,